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Does PM matter?

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:46 AM

The good doctor tried to intervene in Jammu and Kashmir but was completely overtaken by the aggressive Home Minister P.Chidambaram, to the point where the latter insisted on leading the all party delegation to the Valley a few weeks ago and wanted the members to follow a structured agenda. In fact Chidambaram has been making statements about small issues that should have come from the s more...


@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:42 AM

“The demand for Omar Abdullah’s resignation that was being made till recently was on the ground that he had totally failed to deal with the situation in the Valley created by stone-pelting mobs. There were elements willing to attribute it to his administrative inexperience. But this latest speech of his reveals that he is not just an administrative failure, but that in so far as Jam more...

‘Normalcy’ stretches healthcare to limit DANISH NABI

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:39 AM

The insiders at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) told Kashmir Times that the average number of patients visiting the Out Patient Department (OPD) on a ‘normal’ day was 2000 which, at times, goes up to 2500 even. “On a routine day we see 1700 to 1800 patients in the OPD. But at present we on average receive 300 to 500 patients more on every curfew and hartal fr more...

Incredible India's Beautiful Prison By M Ashraf

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:37 AM

Kashmir has been advertised as the "Paradise on Earth". It used to be in the real sense a "Paradise on Earth". In seventies and mid eighties tourism to the valley was at the peak and over half a million tourists including thousands of foreigners came here to enjoy the beauty. The last two decades following an armed uprising witnessed unleashing of the worst kind of oppression. Still the more...

Kashmir 1947 Transition from Mid to Third week of October

@HKAdmin : 18-Oct-2010, 08:34 AM

Sardar Patel, contrary to the take of many for not having been overtly enthusiastic like Nehru to claim Kashmir, was nevertheless covertly involved and with a telling effect, his moves from Mid-September to Mid-October could be counted as:

a. Sending Lt. Col Katoch as adviser, while acting on 13th September request of Maharaja's state government, a request passed on favourably to Defense more...

Omar Govt has ordered 13 inquiries, 2 probes

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 11:48 AM

As revealed during the recently concluded assembly session, the inquiry report about the killing of three youth Muhammad Amin Tantray, Muhammad Ismail and Nazir Ahmad Koja by personnel belonging to Rashtriya Rifles at Bomai Sopore on February 23, 2009 has been forwarded to Union Home Ministry.

In this case, even the Court of Inquiry ordered by Army held the Junior Commissioned O more...

Pak to break good news on Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 11:44 AM

Addressing a meeting after a briefing on the Kashmir issue by Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Sardar Atique Ahmad Khan, on his arrival from a high-level meeting on Kashmir at Brussels, Gilani said that Pakistan was very much concerned about the solution of the issue. “We would never step back from our principles,” he said.

Congratulating the nation and Kashmi more...

CM commissions power RS at Jawahar Nagar

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 11:40 AM

The development gains importance given the fact that political activities, inaugurations and laying of foundation stones in Srinagar, had come to a ‘grinding halt’ owing to the over-four month long unrest triggered by civilian deaths at the hands of police and paramilitary personnel. No mainstream party has been able to hold a rally in any part of Srinagar or elsewhere during the pa more...

Palhalan siege: Day 35

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 11:37 AM

The curfew and restrictions have remained in force in Palhalan from past 35 days.

“We have been at the receiving end for over a month now. Our children were killed, houses damaged, shops ransacked and electricity snapped. We are being punished for raising our voice for justice,” Chairman Masjid-e- Abu Aala, Ghulam Mohammad Tantray said.

Tantray’s son Ansar-ullah, 2 more...

Troops ban burqa in Lolab: Geelani

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 11:25 AM

Geelani alleged that 18 RR of army has imposed restrictions on wearing of Burqa by women in Lolab. “It is an attack on the honour of people which can’t be tolerated,” he said.

The veteran separatist leader urged people of nearby villages to establish Lalpora as district headquarters and hold massive protests against the army action.

“It is surprising to know that peopl more...

Masarat surfaces on CD again

@HKAdmin : 17-Oct-2010, 12:45 AM

Srinagar, Oct 16: The general secretary of Hurriyat Conference (G) Masarat Alam on Saturday hailed Conglomerate’s chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and United Jehad Council Supremo Syed Salahuddin for their unflinching commitment to the ongoing movement. He asked people to be ready for more sacrifices.

In a video statement, Masarat who has been evading arrest since June 11, termed Geel more...

CM wants one more interlocutor

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 11:09 AM

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is contemplating to ask the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to appoint one more interlocutor, preferably a politician, for Kashmir talks sources told Greater Kashmir on Friday.

They said the Chief Minister is keen on an early start of a dialogue between the interlocutors and representatives of various shades of opinion in the state. Omar, according more...

'Jobs to youth my first concern'

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 11:07 AM

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Friday underlined the importance of creating a pool of skilled young persons through a sustained capacity building process to open new venues of employment for them. He said in order to address the challenge of unemployment, the need for enhancing employability as per the job market requirements was imperative.

“My Government’s endeavour is t more...

Agri universities told to gear up for new challenges

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 10:59 AM

The governor and CM underlined the need for the agri universities to establish themselves as centres of excellence and ensure effective utilization of the available capacities.

The governor said the agri universities should re-orient traditional approaches to timely and effectively meet the serious problems relating to the fast impacting phenomenon of global warming and climate change more...

7th torture death

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 10:56 AM

The first victim, Rafiq Ahmed Bangroo, was severely beaten by CRPF troopers in  June. After battling for life for a week, he breathed his last at SKIMS. He had received multiple injuries in head and other parts of body.

Muzaffar Ahmed Bhat (17) of Gangbugh Batamaloo was allegedly beaten to death by CRPF troopers and his body thrown in a stream on July 5. Medicos, who performed more...

‘Don’t kill me, I have daughters’

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 10:53 AM

Ghulam Nabi Mir, beaten by forces last week succumbed to injuries at SKIMS last night and is survived by four daughters and a mentally challenged son.

According to the family, after the birth of mentally retarded son- Adil- Mir pinned hopes on her daughters.

“He left no stone unturned to educate his daughters and sometimes his brothers and our family helped him in fina more...

Pampore man succumbs; Toll 111

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 10:50 AM

Srinagar/Pulwama, Oct 15: An injured civilian from Pampore town, beaten by police and CRPF troops, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday night even as police imposed a strict curfew on Friday after his death in many parts of the Valley. With today’s death, the number of civilians killed by police, para-military CRPF and army since June 11 in the valley has reached 111. Those killed ar more...

Commonwealth Games a hit, now punish graft: TOI poll

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:59 AM

An opinion poll in India's four biggest metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai – exclusively for TOI has found 85% of those surveyed felt the Games were a hit. The same proportion said they have enhanced India's reputation globally.

This is a sea change from a poll we had conducted in September, where close to 50% had said India's reputation had taken a beating due to the sto more...

LIC set to hire transgenders as agents

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:54 AM

This progressive move was an attempt to integrate them into the social mainstream, said R Vasuki, state director of social welfare. "We're trying to ensure that transgenders don't resort to begging and extortion to make ends meet," said Vasuki. The programme will soon be expanded to other districts of Tamil Nadu.

B Preethi (23), a transgender, said, "We've no means of employment. And more...

Bihar MLAs' assets up 4-fold

@HKAdmin : 16-Oct-2010, 08:49 AM

According to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and New Election Watch (NEW), which have been working on electoral reforms and improving governance in India, the average assets of all 27 MLAs, as declared in 2005, was Rs 16.74 lakh, while their average assets in 2010 stand at Rs 67.23 lakh. The average asset growth is thus is Rs 50.48 lakh.

The top three MLA more...